- Judith Karasz 1912–1977
- Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
- Unconfirmed: 150 × 222 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Acquisitions Committee 2014
Karasz’s photographs explore the qualities and structures of everyday things. Whether parched soil or cotton wool, the physical nature of subject is the most important focus. Following the ideas of László Moholy-Nagy, she felt that photography could make visible aspects of its subject matter that could not be seen by the eye alone. In each case the resulting image is carefully constructed from a delicate balance of light and shadow across the surface of the material.
Gallery label, January 2016
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